Today’s post focuses on an effective and versatile cosmetic dental procedure—porcelain veneers.
Veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth. They are an outstanding way to correct a myriad of tooth imperfections such as chips, stains, yellowing, unattractive shape or minimal misalignment.
Have you ever yearned a minimally-invasive facelift for a tooth without getting an entire crown? Veneers are your solution! Super-strong, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth.
How many veneers should you get? This depends on how many teeth you want to enhance and the overall condition of your teeth. Drs. Dankworth will guide you on the most beneficial strategy.
The thickness, shade, alignment, and shape of your teeth influence the outcome as well as whether you have any gum recession. Veneers are matched to your existing teeth so they will blend seamlessly, but if you are planning to treat several teeth, you definitely want to have them produced in the same “batch” at the lab.
The first step in the veneer process is to make an impression of your teeth to work from. After that, a dental technician will use the model to engineer the veneers to the accurate size, shape, color, and amount of translucency. Experienced cosmetic dentists and dental technicians elevate the level of artistry in this It’s a painstaking process.
Many patients wonder if veneers are as durable as their natural teeth. Though the veneer tooth-prep process weakens the tooth to a very tiny degree, with proper care, veneers can last up to 15 years. Drs. Dankworth will advise you in detail on the proper care of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are more durable than dental bonding, which is sometimes used to correct the same kinds of imperfections. Dental bonding generally has a shorter life span than veneers, so keep this in mind when comparing the price tags of the two procedures.
If you are looking for a dentist with an artistic eye for impeccable porcelain veneers, give La Costa Dental Excellence a call. My name is Drs. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth and I have been serving Carlsbad, California since 1988.
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